Category Archives: fun with the kids

Great School Year

August 18, 2017

My daughter made a card for her new teacher.

36437294672_9747c73114_o

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  We began this card with a light green card base. My daughter picked out a bunch of stamps from Lawn Fawn’s Plan On It set to stamp all over the card base. We used a light green ink to stamp the little images.

We stamped the chalk board on black and white card stock. I also stamped the apple, chalk, and eraser on the white care stock. My daughter used Crayola Fine Line markers to water color the images in.

I fussy cut the images out. I cut just the frame of the chalk board out, so we could layer the black chalk board behind it.

My daughter used white pigment ink and her finger to add the white smudges to the chalk board. I white heat embossed the sentiment for her.

We used thin foam tape to adhere the brown frame to the black chalk board to give it dimension. We adhered the small images with foam tape also. Lastly, we adhered the chalk board to the card base.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Plan On It and A Good Apple,

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Lawn Fawn’s Celery Stick Dye Ink and Yeti White Pigment Ink

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Fab Flowers

August 1, 2017

I just bought the Lawn Fawn Mini Ink Cubes and Fab Flowers stamp set. My kiddos and I had so much fun playing with color combos the day the package arrived. Here is a card I made with most of the flowers we created.

35442218664_1d56618d27_o

Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I began this card with a panel of white card stock. The kiddos and I stamped the flowers in almost every color combo we could think of. We stamped the stems and leaves in Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink. I like the difference in texture by using the Oxide ink.

I fussy cut everything out, leaving a small white border. Then, I began building my bouquet. I used glue dots to adhere all the flowers, leaves, and stems together. I tied a pink ribbon around the stems. I used more glue dots to adhere the bouquet to a pink card base. I used glue dots on the ribbon as well.

I added a butterfly and sentiment and the card was complete.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Fab Flowers

Ink: Versa Fine

Ranger Archival Ink in Deep Purple

Distress Oxide Ink in Cracked Pistachio

Lawn Fawn Inks in Mermaid, Peacock, Lobster, Sugarplum, Plastic Flamingo, Merman, Freshly Cut Grass, Sunflower, Carrot, Wild Rose, and Fresh Lavender

Simon Says Stamp Hybrid Inks in Watermelon, Lemon Zest, and Orange Slush

Hero Arts Inks in Red Royal, Butter Bar, and Navy

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Gnome and Flower

August 1, 2017

I just bought the Lawn Fawn Mini Ink Cubes and Fab Flowers stamp set. My kiddos and I had so much fun playing with color combos the day the package arrived. Here is a card my daughter designed.

36233538356_2e496d237d_o

Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details: We began by stamping the gnome. My daughter colored him with colored pencils. I fussy cut him out for her.

Then we played with the Fab Flowers stamp set. We stamped lots and lots of flowers on a panel of white card stock. I fussy cut all of the pieces out, leaving a small white border on everything. My daughter picked two flowers to layer up. I used a dimensional glue dot between the flowers. We added some leaves and a stem to the flower.

We arranged the gnome and flower on a light pink card base. We used glue dots to adhere everything to the card base. Lastly, I added a sentiment and the card was done.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Fab Flowers, Tiny Tag Saying, and Gnome Sweet Gnome

Ink: Versa Fine

Ranger Archival Ink in Deep Purple

Distress Oxide Ink in Cracked Pistachio

Lawn Fawn Inks in Mermaid and Peacock

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Ballerina Frame Cards

July 14, 2017

These are the Thank You cards my daughter created for her dance teachers this year.

33595646584_c7c16ba2d7_o

34307064031_bf0094d6fb_o

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  We made these cards over two months ago and I do not remember all of the details. I do know that the large ballerinas were gold embossed and watercolor with the Crayola Fine Line Markers.

I think the large circle in the middle was masked off when we added the pink images to the background. The blue frame and large ballerina were cut out and adhered to the card bases.

Stamps Used: Penny Black’s Tutu Sweet

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Scalloped Circle Stackable

Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

Ink: Versa Fine

Memento Dew Drop Rose Bud Ink

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Watercolor Monkeys

July 14, 2017

My daughter also loves the Love Ya Bunches stamp set. This is the card she designed using it. I helped with stamping and blending out the water color pencil.

35867777576_b551bdea32_o

Card Front

35068623094_51fffe2062_o

Inside of Card

 

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details: We began this card with two panels of water color card stock. We stamped the images in Barely Beige ink. We didn’t worry about masking anything because the ink is such a light color. Then my daughter went over all of the lines with water color pencils. I also added some blue to the sky areas.  Using a water brush, I helped her move the color around. I love this look; it is so delicate and pretty.

Once the images were dry, we stamped the sentiments in brown ink. I felt black would have been too harsh. Lastly, we adhered the panels to a dark green card base.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn and Ellen Hutson’s Love Ya Bunches

Ink: Simon Says Stamp’s Barely Beige

Memento Dew Drop Inks in Rich Coco

Hope you enjoyed the card

Father’s Day BBQ

July 13, 2017

This is the Father’s Day card my children designed for one of their grandfathers.

34717370074_2fcc232b09_o

Front of the card

35390464342_e4f561606b_o

Inside of the Card

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by digging out of the colored and cut images I had form the Let’s BBQ set. I know that I used Distress Inks to water color all of the images, but I am unsure of which colors I used.

Once I had all of the images, I started playing with my layout. When I found something I like, I adhered everything to a panel of kraft card stock. I made sure to leave room at the bottom for the sentiment. I adhered some of the images flat and used foam tape on others. I white heat embossed the sentiment to help it stand out.

Next, I grabbed a white card base and stamped more images on the edges using Barely Beige ink. I stamp a sentiment on the inside also and added two more images. Lastly, I adhered the kraft panel to the card base.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Let’s BBQ and Happy Happy Happy

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Simon Says Stamp’s Barely Beige

Distress Inks

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Easter Thanks

April 18, 2017

Not only does Spring Break mean crafty time for me, it also means crafty time for the kiddos. My daughter was painting today and my son made this card. He made this card as a thank you for his aunt who made an egg hunt for us on Easter.

33312031323_4bfe50964a_o

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  This is a one layer card. We just stamped everything on right on the card base. My son colored the eggs with his crayons.

I really like the way the leaves turned out on this card. We stamped the leaves on the ends of the branches using two shade of green ink. We did some partial inking to create two toned leaves. Then, we used second and third generation stamping to fill in the areas behind the branches and eggs. I would ink the same leaf stamp with the light green ink, stamp it on my scrap paper once, and then stamp it two or three times on the card base. I think it gave the card a super cool dimensional look.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Harvest, Chirpy Chirp Chirp, Baked with Love, and My Silly Valentine

Fiskers’ Tree of Life

Ink: Versa Fine

Memento Dew Drop Inks in Pear Tart, Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa, and Cottage Ivy

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Reina’s Fairy Card

March 13, 2017

Today was a coloring type of day. My daughter created this card “just cuz I want to.”

33113270852_0379f4f05f_o

Front

33113266812_815f7de57f_o

Back of Card

Details

Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  We started by stamping MANY MANY images on a sheet of white card stock. My daughter colored everything in with her Crayola markers. I fussy cut out the images for her. I also die cut a cloud and grass border for her.

Then she sat down with a stack of glue dots, her images and a blue card base. She also added the year to the back of the card. She had such a good time creating this card with only a little help from me.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Fairy Friends and Mom + Me

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Grassy Border Die and Puffy Cloud Borders

Ink: Versa Fine

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Gold Foil Thank You Cards

March 9, 2017

Some of my daughter’s friends gave her a coloring book and some markers this week. It’s an adult coloring book with gold foiling and some very fine time markers. She is very excited about it. She decided to make her friends Thank you Cards using a page from the coloring book.

33254775611_05535ebc1c_o

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 cards

Extra Details:  First, my daughter picked a page from her new coloring book and colored it in with her new makers. The markers are water based so we used a water brush to move the color around and smooth it out.

Once the page was complete and dry, we die cut stitched rectangles that would cover an A2 card front. We adhered the panels to the white card bases.

I used a scrap of water color to create the water colored Thanks. I scribbled a blue marker, and then used a water brush to smooth the color out. Then I die cut a Scripty Thanks. I repeated the process with a green marker. I layered one Thanks over a strip of black card stock. The other I layered with a left over black Thanks die cut. Once the Thanks were adhered, the cards were complete.

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables and Scripty Thanks

Paper: Foil Fanatic Coloring Book by Horizon Group

Ink: Crayola Fine Line Markers

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Ninja Birthday

March 8, 2017

My daughter had another birthday party to attend; this time for one of her male classmates. We created a ninja card for him.

32454347653_ab56d1c98a_o

Front of the card

32425891644_5de6b0078b_o

Inside of the card

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  We began by die cutting the dark blue rectangle from some Lawn Fawn patterned paper. First, I cut a cross stitched rectangle that would cover an A2 card front. Then, using some stitched circles die, we cut out some windows. I lined the dark blue piece up on the card front and lightly traced the circles so I would have a guide for the stamping. Next, we stamped the Ninja’s so only part of them would show in the circles.

On the inside of the card, I stamped the custom sentiment and some more ninjas. My daughter colored everything in with colored pencils and gel pens.

Lastly, I adhered the dark blue panel to the card front using foam tape.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy and Riley’s ABC’s

Mama Elephant’s Tiny Ninjas

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

Paper: Lawn Fawn freebie

Ink: Versa Fine

 

Hope you enjoyed the card